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Like a many-faceted jewel in an indigo setting, the Shetland Islands lie 210 kilometers (130 miles) north of the Scottish mainland in the North Atlantic Ocean. Despite their 60-degree north latitude, the Shetlands enjoy a relatively temperate climate thanks to the warming influence of the Gulf Stream.This image was acquired by <a HREF="http://landsat7.usgs.gov/">Landsat 7’s</a> Enhanced Thematic Mapper plus (ETM+) sensor.
Topic: Where -- Atlantic Ocean
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=16839